Friday, July 30, 2010

A good chuckle for you: the NED cannot fund SUMATE but Venezuela can fund political activities wherever it wants

Sometimes in Venezuela political reality is stranger than ideological fiction.

Today the Venezuelan High Court, TSJ, emitted a ruling against SUMATE based all but solely in that SUMATE had no right to petition the High Court because it was a US agent. Signed by Carrasquero, the man that approved the 2004 recall election fraud and who was compensated by getting a plum 12 year TSJ job from where he can get his revenge on SUMATE who detailed all the misdeeds he did while he was the CNE president.  You can read the lines that Carrasquero wrote with total lack of self consciousness:
"una típica manifestación de la política intervencionista de una potencia extranjera", [la cual busca] "incidir en los asuntos internos del Estado venezolano, toda vez que la aportación de recursos, es sin duda, una de las modalidades a través de las cuales se sirven los distintos centros de poder (entre ellos otros estados), para el fomento de sus intereses, incluso, fuera de sus fronteras". [sic, yes, for those of you who can read Spanish]
"a typical manifestation of the interventionist policy of a foreign power [that seeks] influence the internal matters of the Venezuelan State since bringing in resources is without a doubt one of the ways through which different centers of power (among them other states) use to promote their interests, even outside of their borders"

Carrasquero certainly has no objection about the Venezuelan resources liberally spent in Bolivia and Ecuador and Nicaragua to sustain the regimes over there, with amounts of money that surpass by several orders of magnitude whatever the NED gave Venezuela.  OR has anyone forgotten, for example, the hundred of ambulances given to Bolivia a few weeks before Evo's reelection, when ambulances are in short supply in Venezuela?

But it got better, in the sentence handed down the TSJ makes it easier for the numerous proceedings against SUMATE to carry on, possibly with the aim of shutting it down by, arresting its leaders before September 26?  Maybe it is time to reactivate an old blog written to defend SUMATE at the height of the attack, 5 years ago.

At any rate, the amorality of people like Carrasquero keeps leaving us stunned, even after all these years.  Then again Carrasquero is one of those who would lose their job fast and end up on a judicial bench if chavismo were to be booted out of office (I personally count that a post Chavez de-chavistization like a denazification will be necessary and would include about a couple of hundred people at least, but maybe enough).  He is a mean amoral idiot but he is not stoopid.


  1. Charly12:45 PM

    Daniel, when I read all of that these days, I just wish they could clone the remains of Suharto and send him to Venezuela. There is simply no place on earth to try accommodation with these lice.

  2. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Black is white. White is black.

    Today Maduro says Colombia is the aggressor against FARC.

    OK that explains everything. Chavez is just protecting innocents in 80 camps in Venezuela. So the innocents live by cocaine and kidnapping. As they are being so ostracized and tormented by Colombia, I suppose they have no other way to make a living.

  3. Carrasquero has a very astute grasp of Venezuela's foreign policy:

    "la aportación de recursos, es sin duda, una de las modalidades a través de las cuales se sirven los distintos centros de poder (entre ellos otros estados), para el fomento de sus intereses, incluso, fuera de sus fronteras"

    Perhaps he should have been Foriegn Minister - or OAS rep! - instead of on the TSJ.

    And get this: 'La Sala agregó que el financiamiento que reciben las organizaciones civiles y no gubernamentales de parte de instancias foráneas las hace dependiente y "las somete a la línea de actuación que determina el financista para que continúe la asignación de los fondos".' !!! Bolivarian Circles, anyone? How about the VIO?

  4. AIO

    After all these years and you still do not get it! VIO=good, NED=bad. Is that so difficult to understand?

    I am disappointed in you!

  5. Anonymous7:28 PM

    from de Clermont - "C'est la poêle qui se moque du Chaudron." Pobre Venezuela, poco a poco se va enterrando, muchos ni se dan cuenta, y la mayoría lo apoya sea por apatía o por ayudar directamente, es lo mismo.

  6. 1979 Boat People7:41 PM

    Very OT:

    It is Friday. So...

    Planet Iran Exclusive: Iranian regime’s sanctioned brothels at Imam Reza’s shrine in Mash’had

  7. Oh, I get that, Daniel. (At least on one level - on another I NEVER will. Though neither will you.) But I absolutely love the irony of the "foreign funding makes them dependent" quote.

    I have no hope whatsoever that Carrasquero will recognize his own hypocrisy (if he does, he's satisifed with his compensation for it), but I still like to point it out.

  8. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Overheard the former a Chavista mayor and two other guys in red who were in a local bakery enjoying pastries and a Coca-Colas talking about this TSJ decision on Thursday. They already knew the outcome the day before???


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